The body of a boy believed to have died before his fifth birthday was found in his parents' freezer in May and may have been there for as long as two and a half years, it has been revealed.
Cops found Eliel Adon Weaver, 4, when they obtained a warrant and searched the family's home on Lookout Point Circle in the Richmond suburb of Chesterfield on May 4 after a tipster said his body may be hidden there.
Kassceen Weaver, 49, and Dina D. Weaver, 48, have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to conceal a body and failing to render aid to a child and have since been released on bond, WTVR-TV reported.
Kassceen was also charged with concealment of a body, domestic assault and malicious wounding of an adult woman after he allegedly beat and burned his wife with a curling iron, WWBT reported citing court records.
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Kassceen Weaver, 49, and Dina D. Weaver, 48, have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to conceal a body and failing to render aid to a child
Cops found Eliel Adon Weaver, 4, when they obtained a warrant and searched the family's home on Lookout Point Circle
Cops said that charges were recently filed after an autopsy report from the county's chief medical examiner confirmed Eliel's identity - though his cause and manner of death were not yet available, Fox News reported.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Virginia Department of Health's Central Region for more information about the autopsy.
Chesterfield Police Major Mike Louth told WTVR-TV: 'It's taken a little bit of time to get us to the point right here just for the fact that this isn't your typical type of investigation.'
'We have human remains that had been in a freezer for approximately a year and a half to two years. So you know, we needed to have an autopsy done, and they worked really well with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner,' Louth said.
He added: 'They brought in some specialists, some forensic anthropologists to help us out on this.'